Latitude Festival, Suffolk

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Latitude Festival

The Latitude Festival is an annual music festival that takes place in Henham Park (map), near *Southwold. It was first held in July 2006 and has been held every year since, apart from 2020, when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The festival includes a comprehensive bill of musicians, bands and artists across four stages – the Obelisk Arena, the BBC Sounds Arena, the Sunrise Arena and the Lake Stage. The festival also includes elements of theatre, art, comedy, cabaret, poetry, politics, dance and literature.

Described as ‘sumptuous, otherworldly and home to probably the only multi-coloured sheep you’ll see this year’, Latitude brings intrigue, creativity, and excitement to the Suffolk Countryside, in the beautiful setting of Henham Park.

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The festival is super family friendly (in fact it was voted one of the Best Family Festivals by Mumsnet and The Telegraph) with something to please even the youngest of guests… Little ones will love the ‘Kids Area’ fabulous fun, packed with creative, wild and adventurous activities.

Do not use a Sat Nav system to get to the festival as there are different routes into the site depending on which direction you are approaching from and whether you are being dropped off, a family ticket holder, a weekend camper, bringing a campervan, a day ticket holder or a guest.

Instead, refer to the temporary festival road signage on your way to the festival site.

There will also be coach pickups from 18 UK locations, including Norwich (map), while Borderbus will be running shuttle buses to the site.

The most convenient train station to arrive into is at Diss (map).

Latitude has teamed up with Big Green Coach to run coaches from stations across the UK.

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TRAVELINE | Provides online travel planner services for all public transportation across Great Britain. They also have separate planners dedicated to specific regions.

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 RAIL >   The essential source for rail travel information in Great Britain is the National Rail website. It includes an extremely useful journey planner, ticket prices and detailed information about every railway station in the country. (*Rail travel in Great Britain).

 AIRPORTS >   airportguides.co.uk. The most important airports are London HeathrowLondon Gatwick and Manchester Airport. All three have multiple terminals and are collectively served by a vast range of airlines and flights from the four corners of the map.

 WATERWAYS >   There are many ferry routes into the UK from continental Europe. (*Ferry routes to Great Britain)

Bicycles may be taken on car ferries and on Eurotunnel shuttle trains. Eurostar allows folding bikes on all its trains, and offers a more restricted service for other bikes, but has quite strict and specific rules that are worth reading up on before you travel.

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